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in november. they gathered around a table at a hardware store in suburban virginia to unveil their 21 page pledge to america. they say they will use this as a guide if they gain a majority of seats in the midterm elections. critics say it's a return to failed economic policies that led to the economic crisis and will do nothing to create jobs or eliminate the deficit. this is a partial list of the republican agenda. to repeal health care reforms, to extend tax cuts for the rich and slash government spending. to end the stimulus program which officially ends on october 8th. and also include a promise to promote traditional marriage and oppose abortion. significant changes to the health care system kick in today after the reform bill was narrowly approved in congress last spring. ktvu has details on what these changes mean to some people here in the bay area. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon. children and people with lifetime illnesses. this program sees dozens of diabetics each day. some are on other forms of insurance. those having private insurance will no longer have a lifetim
staged again in a few minutes at a virginia hardware store. democrats not to be outdone have an event of their own later today rolling out those new provisions of the law that take effect today. college graduates can now remain on their parents insurance until age 26. and patients with major health conditions can no longer be denied coverage. here's both sides talking about it. >> all these things are designed not to have government more involved in health care, they're designed to make sure that you have basic protections in your interactions with your insurance company. >> the american people do not want this bill. they have never wanted it. mr. president, you forced it down their throat six months ago. >> reporter: six months after health reform passes and six weeks before election day, this health reform law still a huge hot button political issue. live in washington. scott mcfarland, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> some insurance companies are already finding ways to go around a key element of health care reform. anthem blue cross, cig in will no longer sell individual health care polic
publicity event in about half an hour at a virginia hardware store. democrats meantime today have press conferences of their own marking the anniversary the six month anniversary by announcing new provisions in health care reform that take effect today. college kids can now stay on parents' insurance after graduation until age 26. patients with major health conditions can no longer be denied coverage because of those conditions. we spoke with one u.s. house democrat who voted for the original draft of health reform then voted against the final version. he says the fate of this law remains very much unclear. >> this bill is one that no one really knows the full reprocushions come. >> reporter: a lot of action here in the next hour. we'll keep you posted when we rejoin you in about an hour. live in washington, scott mcfarland, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> all right. some health insurance companies are already finding ways to get around a key part of the health care reform that targets children. anthem blue cross will no longer sell individual health care policies covering children here in ca
, virginia. house republicans nouncing a plan to -- announcing a plan to repeal the law. they would replace the law, in their words with a set of smaller changes to the system. >>> democrats. the nation's health secretary announcing new provisions. including allowing college students to stay on their parents' insurance, after graduation, until the age of 26. also, prohibiting insurance companies from denying coverage to those with preexisting health conditions. as for the push to help the health care law, republicans have picked up on this issue as a weapon for the campaigns. >> the policies coming out of washington are creating massive uncertainty for job creators on the american people are suffering as a result. >> reporter: republicans are calling their 2010 version of contract with america. it's a pledge to america. and it includes this call to repeal the six-month-old landmark health reform law. live in washington, scott mcfarlane. >>> some are looking for key ways to get around the healthcare reform. anthem blue cross and aetna will no longer sell single insurance policies for childre
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